Shreve & Co. ( American, 1852 )

c. 1911
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General Description

As a medium-sized producer of commercial wares, Shreve & Co. did not hesitate to adopt the simplified aesthetics of the reform style. Items such as this teapot were primarily made on a lathe, with hammer marks added later. The shape of this teapot was based on Japanese porcelain prototypes. This model was available with a stand and burner.

Adapted from

Charles L. Venable, Silver in America, 1840-1940: A Century of Splendor (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art; New York, New York; Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1994), 265 and 351.